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The complacent are resigned to the status quo, the indifferent do not care, the delusional keep fantasizing, the politicians are busy manipulating, and the power hungry lie and cheat to cling to their positions.
by Alon Ben-Meir - 27/04/2016 - 3 comments
Consistency is not always a sign of something positive. People after all can be consistently awful, consistently wrong, consistently doctrinaire, consistently misinformed, consistently unelectable, consistently deceptive.
by William Hill - 18/04/2016 - 10 comments
In an era when conservatism seemed on the wane Buckley emerged as the centre of the conservative intellectual universe, refusing to surrender.
by William Hill - 11/04/2016 - 5 comments
The question underlying this anecdote, which links Donald Trump's success to Australian politics, is whether this institutional dishonesty is where the rot begins.
by Max Atkinson - 7/04/2016 - 3 comments
French voters, when faced with the choice between the Front National and a Republican or Socialist have invariably opted for the latter two.
by William Hill - 5/04/2016 - 13 comments
Australia is at a period where good ideas matter. Changing the flag is not one of them.
by Sean Jacobs - 29/03/2016 - 26 comments
The toxic two-party tyranny and the futile bickering of the last few years have turned voters away in droves.
by Klaas Woldring - 21/03/2016 - 6 comments
The political class is asking us for a 33.3% extension of their contracts (from 3 to 4 years) regardless of their performance.
by Joe Branigan - 18/03/2016 - 6 comments
After years of inaction, the government had finally signed onto the Open Government Partnership and begun the process to draft the National Action Plan.
by Rosie Williams - 9/03/2016 - 6 comments
Fruit salad selections to the upper house are made because of an assortment of extraordinary preference swaps and a system known as 'voting above the line'.
by Binoy Kampmark - 7/03/2016 - 12 comments
In taking sides on this issue, and on the wisdom of 'becoming a republic', we need to weigh the value of the present system when the risk of abuse comes from unscrupulous or strong-minded politicians.
by Max Atkinson - 1/03/2016 - 5 comments
Publicly the person who set up the Safe Schools Coalition program says it’s to stop bullying and suicides, but she told a Marxism conference it was part of a wider Marxist strategy to radically change society.
by Pat Byrne - 19/02/2016 - 41 comments

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